Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 21 April 2008 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 15 days old Moon is in Scorpio.

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Lunar calendar 2008 | April 2008

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 99% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 99% and getting smaller. The 15 days old Moon is in ♏ Scorpio.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 1 day on 20 April 2008 at 10:25.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon in ♏ Scorpio

Moon is passing about ∠14° of ♏ Scorpio tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1773"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.4% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1773" and ∠1909".

Pink Moon before 1 day

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2008 after 28 days on 20 May 2008 at 02:11.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 28 April 2008 at 14:12
  • New Moon in Taurus ♉ on 5 May 2008 at 12:18
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 12 May 2008 at 03:47
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 20 May 2008 at 02:11

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 102 / 1055

The Moon is 15 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 102 of Meeus index or 1055 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.35 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 8 hours and 23 minutes. It is 1 hour and 19 minutes longer than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to decreasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Lunation length shorter than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 4 hours and 21 minutes shorter than the mean synodic month length. It is 1 hour and 48 minutes longer compared to 21st century's shortest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠332.7°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠332.7°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠349.4°.

Moon before perigee

13 days after point of perigee on 7 April 2008 at 19:28 in ♉ Taurus. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next day, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 23 April 2008 at 09:34 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Distance to Moon 404 344 km

The Moon is 404 344 km (251 248 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next day until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 945 km (252 243 mi).

Moon after descending node

6 days after descending node on 15 April 2008 at 05:48 in ♌ Leo. The Moon is located south of the ecliptic over the following 8 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from South to North in ascending node on 29 April 2008 at 20:07 in ♒ Aquarius.

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Draconic month

18 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♒ Aquarius, the Moon is navigating from the second to the final part of the cycle.

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Moon before southern standstill

10 days since the previous standstill on 10 April 2008 at 17:42 in ♊ Gemini when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠27.812°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 3 days to face maximum declination of ∠-27.695° at the point of next southern standstill on 24 April 2008 at 22:36 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 14 days

In 14 days on 5 May 2008 at 12:18 in ♉ Taurus the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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